Weekly Feature

August 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

New guidelines first step to creating healthier youth

Bee Editorial

While many of us cringe at the idea of the government interfering with our lifestyle, we don’t believe it’s a bad thing that authorities are setting standards that will lead students to healthier foods.  More...

Spindle items

• DOLLS — When I was a child, my mother and I were often at odds.  Full disclosure: I was often at odds with everybody. I was headstrong and thought I knew how to do everything. I still have a bit of that tendency to this day. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Sept. 8, 1887   Brown October approacheth.  Trade dollars are only worth 60 cents now.  Since the change in the weather everyone confesses to enjoy better health.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

. When the federal government bought the Nike sites anywhere around New York State, they had plenty of blueprints, and those blueprints are still readily available. More...

Obituaries

Joseph A. LiPuma Sr., WWII veteran, machinist

Joseph A. LiPuma Sr., 89, of Lancaster, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.  Mr. LiPuma was born in Buffalo and attended  Depew High School. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Turntables vs. iTunes

A battle of preference

To Kelly Mordaunt, it’s a generational thing.  “I’m an analog person. I’m a record collector,” said the 32-year-old store manager of the Record Theatre location in the University Plaza in Amherst. More...

Senior News

All events (except where indicated) are held at the Town of Lancaster Senior Citizens Center, 100 Oxford Ave. To use the center, Lancaster residents need to have photo identification. For more information, call 685-3498.   More...

UB Women’s Club sets luncheon

The University at Buffalo Women’s Club will be celebrating its 67th anniversary with a luncheon Saturday, Sept. 8. The luncheon will be held at the Fox Valley Club at 6161 Genesee Street, Lancaster. More...

Business

Tea shop a ‘purrfect’ fit for new career path

Luann Gerace has always loved having a long conversation over a hot cup of tea. Now the Lancaster native is making a living at it.  More...

Resident joins music school faculty

Lancaster resident Elizabeth Wojtowicz has joined  Community Music School as a voice teacher and as coordinator of continuing education.  More...

Crispell named administrator at GreenField

Darlene Jones Crispell has been named administrator of GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster.  The Amherst resident has been a licensed nursing home administrator for the last 28 years.  More...

School meal portion sizes changing

¦ USDA requiring menu alterations

No more concoctions of mystery meat. When students return to classes next week, they will find changes in their school cafeteria offerings.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Board discusses complaint over unruly crowd in village

A business owner vented her frustrations to the Village Board on Monday about bikers, skateboarders and loiterers who congregate in front of businesses in the central business district, including hers at 1 West Main.  Tracy Diegelman, who owns t More...

IN REMEMBRANCE

— Ryan Neth, above, who was riding with Bryce Buchholz the night he was struck and killed by a drunken driver, was one of the participants at Saturday’s fundraising event held in the Elma More...

Local News

St. Mary’s celebrates special day with picnic

St. Mary of the Assumption Church celebrated the feast day of the Assumption of Mary with a parish picnic on Sunday, Aug. 19. More...

Man gets probation because of text message

Ronald Blair, 42, of Lancaster, will be on probation for one year after sending a threatening text message.  Blair was convicted of using an interstate communication facility to transmit a threat. His sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. More...

News briefs

Sporting licenses are now available at the town clerk’s office in Lancaster Town Hall, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Lancaster union protest on the mark

In regard to the editorial in this paper on Aug. 23, 2012, I must take issue with your comment saying that it was “undemocratic” to refer to the Town of Lancaster supervisor as a bully and a dictator.  More...

Stempniak owes apology, not Fudoli

Your editorial in the Aug. 23 Lancaster Bee was right on the mark. So often today people with agendas intentionally misinterpret and misquote words spoken by persons not sharing the agenda goals. It is not Mr. Fudoli that needs to apologize. More...

Veterans not wanted in Lancaster

Veterans not wanted here — that seems to be the feeling of the current supervisor and chairman of the Lancaster Industrial Development Agency in a letter he sent to Veterans Affairs. More...

Sports

Dickson looks to lead Lancaster into new era

A new era is beginning at Lancaster High School.  Len Jankiewicz had been the face of Lancaster football for the last 26 years. He coached the Redskins to 143 wins and nine appearances in the Section VI championship game. More...

Depew chases championship dream with new coach

A new coach will be patrolling the sidelines for the Depew High School football team this season, but the change is expected to be a smooth one. More...

Fall sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the fall sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls soccer and volleyball teams. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Garden Club sets meeting for next month   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 30 . Insects of the Night — Search for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine  More...

Art

thurs. 30 . Gerald Mead Exhibit Tour — Enjoy this tour by Gerald Mead of “Fifty at Fifty: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection,” 7-8 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 30 . Hold Your Piece: A Play — Dramatic reading with Jerome Joseph Gentes and David Granville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at BUA Theatre, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org  More...